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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Sarah Smith

I am responsible, along with my assistant, Lesley, for organising all resident activities such as arts and crafts, poetry and reading groups, arranging outings in our mini bus and much, much more.

It gives me such a thrill to make every day special and fun for residents. Finding something for everyone is always my goal - from meetings with the University of the Third Age, doing exercises, art, singing or simply chatting to residents in their rooms. Making every day meaningful is my aim.
I count myself lucky to have such a fun job!

Activities at Wadhurst Manor

On a weekly basis we have many visitors to the home from the people like the University of the Third age and local small animal farms, who bring in their chickens and sheep. We also like to go out shopping and on day trips to local garden centres and when the weather is good picnics and tours of the beautiful local countryside. We have speciality days at the home which could be a theme of a country, or for specific times of year, including Halloween, Bonfire Night or Christmas. We have card games and art classes and a serious knitting team in the home who produce blankets and premature baby clothes for the local maternity unit.

 

Life at our home

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To Absent Friends

We celebrated 'To Absent Friends', where the Wadhurst Manor Choir sang and read poems to remember the friends/relatives we have lost.

This was a really successful event, with many residents, relatives and members of the public joining us. The Head Chef made yellow ribbon cupcakes, and everyone gave a toast with Prosecco and songs.  Everyone also had a chance to put a personal message on the remembrance tree. 

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Cake Decorating

We all love a coffee and a bun, so we thought to decorate some of our own using a variety of different toppings and pink icing. We then shared the decorative cakes with our friends, who thought they were delicious!

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Bird is the Word

As winter approaches, we decided to make some bird balls for our feathered friends. We got our hands messy, but they was smooth for days after from mixing the lard. We all chose different coloured ribbons to add a bit of glamour to our creations.

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Dee the Sheep

We enjoyed a visit from a very special 2 year old sheep called Dee. This brought back memories for those residents who previously lived on a farm, and made everyone else smile.

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Baby Shower

We treated our Second Chef to a surprise baby shower. Both staff and residents can’t wait for a cuddle with the new bundle of joy. Staff contributed to this gorgeous hamper and she even got a Colin the caterpillar cake. We're all wishing her lots of luck!

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101st Birthday Celebrations

A resident at Wadhurst Manor recently turned 101 years young. She had a party with close friends and family. Here’s to many more years to come!

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Room Hire

We have a room available for weekly or monthly hire to members of the local community.

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Coffee & Cake

Come along to our friendly and informal group to enjoy a chat over a hot drink and some homemade cakes,

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Don't Dine Alone

We know meal times can be lonely for some older people.

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Tea and a Tour

Our General Manager and team would like to welcome you for tea and a tour of our home.

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